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Alex Derosier

Minnesota Reporter

Alex Derosier covers Minnesota breaking news and state government for Forum News Service. He previously spent almost three years as a digital producer and news editor for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Before that, he worked at The Associated Press in Raleigh, N.C, and contributed research to investigations at CBS News in Washington, D.C. He can be reached via email at

Languages spoken: English

Recent articles by Alex Derosier
Minnesota's legislative session begins Jan. 31, and with a Feb. 15 deadline looming and few signs of compromise, it's likely a judicial panel will make the final call on the state's new maps for congressional and legislative districts.

The National School Boards Association asked the FBI to address harassment and threats at school board meetings across the country as parents packed meetings to oppose COVID-19 precautions and the way districts handled topics like race and gender.
Minnesota Democrat and North Dakota Republican are seeking more information on a federal agency's efforts to curb carbon monoxide poisoning after a family of 7 died from a buildup of the odorless gas in their Moorhead home last month.
Hospitalizations are up after a decline since mid-December.
Hospitalizations continue to tax state health care resources, with more than 97% of ICU beds in use statewide.
While many in early 2021 felt the end of the pandemic was near, close observers of public health remained cautious as variants loomed.
The omicron variant of COVID-19 is pushing infections to heights not seen in over a year.
Hospitalizations are on the rise again after falling in late December.
The attorney general said he was grateful to be vaccinated and only experiencing mild symptoms from the virus.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are reinstating public masking requirements as COVID cases soar once again.
Of last year’s deaths, 162 were speed-related — a 33% increase from 2020, according to state figures.